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Old 04-20-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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insulating windows?

anybody try using bubble wrap to insulate non dual-pane windows in their coach? I'm thinking magnets or velcro to attach. What do you think?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Magnets work great but at considerably more cost than velcro plus the fact that magnets will not work on aluminum so steel would need to be installed on the window frame.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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Nothing needed
Installation

  • Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane with scissors.
  • Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle.
  • Apply the bubble wrap while the window is still wet and press it into place.
  • The bubble side goes toward the glass.
  • To remove the bubble wrap, just pull it off starting from a corner. You can save it and use it for several years. It does not leave a mess or stains on the window glass.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:11 PM   #4
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A single pane window has an R value of less than one. (.8) By placing bubble wrap in the window, your window?s R value will be around two. Keep it Solar has a detailed article on how much money bubble wrap will save you.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:25 PM   #5
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Nothing needed
  • Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle.
  • Apply the bubble wrap while the window is still wet and press it into place.
  • The bubble side goes toward the glass.
  • To remove the bubble wrap, just pull it off starting from a corner. You can save it and use it for several years. It does not leave a mess or stains on the window glass.
appreciate the help, some of the windows are screened on the inside and need a separate solution
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appreciate the help, some of the windows are screened on the inside and need a separate solution
Don't know about your screens. But mine come out very easy.

They are on the slider end of the window. Open window a ways.
Then tilt up on the screen some and it will clear the bottom track at the open end.
It is tight but they will come all the way out.

They may make them all that way. So you don't have to replace the whole widow to fix a screen with a rip or tare in it.

Plenty of room to put the bubble behind the screen on the window.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:17 AM   #7
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I am considering using Reflectix - check it out
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